France

Putting the boot in:  Camille Lopez may be the man to sort out France's fly-half woes

Have France sorted out their half-back issues?

UNLUCKY 13? Philippe Saint-Andre will be hoping not. Since he became coach of France after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Saint-Andre has gone through 12 half-back pairings in his quest…

Teddy Thomas

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Saints Teddy Thomas: Remember the name The 21-year-old from Biarritz is the latest player to be anointed the ‘the prochaine grand chose’ in French rugby. It’s not hard to see…

Dan Carter

Autumn Series: Players to watch

The next month should give us a pretty good idea of how sides are shaping up for the Rugby World Cup. It’s the final Tests between the Northern and Southern…

Autumn Series teasers from Guinness rugby

Autumn Series teasers from Guinness rugby

The Autumn Series is nearly upon and and we don’t need reminding that the Rugby World Cup is only 10 months away. Ahead of us is an epic month of rugby.…

Magic man: Rene Ranger making things happen for Montpellier against Castres in the Top 14

Rene Ranger on life in France

On first introduction, Rene Ranger seems so laid-back you would be forgiven for checking his pulse. However, when the versatile, attacking back is asked about his cult hero status back…

The best form of defence: Joe Worsley celebrates scoring a try against Italy

Joe Worsley on Bordeaux’s flying start

The Top 14 is having a breather until the end of October as European competition holds sway, allowing clubs a chance to assess their performances a third of the way…